There are only two weeks left to enter Pup Love’s Tricks for Treats contest! Egads! Like the true procrastinator I am, we are way behind schedule. Shiva and I need to put in some serious overtime if we hope to perfect our new trick in time to enter. Naturally, I am keeping our efforts a secret until the big unveiling. It is a competition, after all. I can’t give away our non-existent edge!
It’s funny. I have never been a very competitive person. Sports weren’t my thing and I never really cared that much if I lost the games I did play. As a child, I balked at entering colouring contests because the idea of being compared to others freaked me out. But when it comes to my dog, a new side of me has emerged. I don’t need her to be the best in the room, but I do love any opportunity to show off her skills.
To that end, since I can’t brag about my own dog’s talents this week, I will instead share a video of an equally impressive canine one of my friends posted on Facebook. I love that Gabe is a bulldog, a breed that is often stereotyped as inferior or less intelligent. Bulldogs are even listed as number three on many “Top Ten Least Intelligent Dogs” lists. Gabe blows this theory into smithereens. It helps further my theory that dogs are only as smart as their handlers. I have no doubt that every dog, no matter how small or how agile, is capable of amazing things.
Look out Wishbone! It looks like I have a new doggy hero.